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Sunday, November 17 Entertainment

Leaving streaming services October 2018

What's scarier than a horror movie? Knowing that some of your favorite shows and movies are being removed from your favorite streaming provider. Click through to see which notable movies and shows leaving streaming in the month of October.

Can't decide what to watch? Here are a few you should not miss:

Alien (HBO) – Sigourney Weaver earned a well-deserved Oscar nomination for her thrilling performance as Ripley in James Cameron's 1986 sequel to "Alien." There is more action in the second movie and higher emotional stakes as Ripley becomes determined to save a young girl captured by the monsters. The last 15 minutes contain the strongest moments in the whole franchise.

Barfly (Hulu) – Faye Dunaway and Mickey Rourke play an unlikely pair of broken down skid row friends in director Barbet Schroeder's 1987 adaptation of the Charles Bukowski novel. The two very different stars mesh perfectly with Dunaway giving one of her best performances since her 1970s glory days. Both performers' careers would subsequently be hurt by ill-advised plastic surgery.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Netflix) – Johnny Depp gives one of his most daring performances in Terry Gilliam's wild 1998 adaptation of Hunter Thompson's drug-fueled memoir about his adventures in the gambling capital. Depp plays Thompson and Benicio Del Toro is the writer's demented sidekick. Gilliam does a great job of visualizing the anti-hero's hallucinations.

The Graduate (Amazon Prime) – Mike Nichols's game-changing 1967 comedy about a confused recent college graduate made a star out of the then-unknown Dustin Hoffman. Because the story caught the mood of the burgeoning counter-culture of the late 1960s, the baby boomer generation took the film to heart. Nichols won an Oscar and his use of Simon and Garfunkel songs revolutionized movie music.

Patriot Games (Hulu) – The best of the Tom Clancy adaptations in which Harrison Ford played Jack Ryan. In this 1992 hit, Ryan and his family run afoul of IRA terrorists after the CIA man saves a member of the royal family during a London visit. Ryan's semi-retirement as a teacher at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis is rudely interrupted when the terrorists arrive in Maryland. Anne Archer is good as Mrs. Ryan.

"White Collar" (Netflix) – Perfect light entertainment, the 2009-2014 series featuring Tim DeKay as an FBI investigator and Matt Bomer as a thief turned FBI consultant is in the vein of great 1960s caper movies such as "Topkapi" and "The Thomas Crown Affair." Each episode more or less stands alone, making it a perfect comfort food show in the tradition of "Law & Order." All five seasons will be leaving Netflix.

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